3 Cheap Staple Foods You Should Always Buy

Inflation is an inherent part of the capitalist system. And inflation can be self-induced by a government to mitigate prices and currencies, or it can occur naturally within the capitalist system.

So, what can the average consumer do to combat inflation?

Well, you can make a budget and detailed shopping list whenever you shop. Many Americans waste money on impulse purchases they don’t really need.

You can also start buying healthy and cheap staple foods in bulk whenever possible. If you know what to buy, then it shouldn’t be too expensive to put a healthy meal on the table, even with the problems of inflation.

Here are three to consider.


You can buy a whole chicken for about $1.50 by the pound. So, why not keep a few chickens frozen at all times for use when you need them?

Grilled, roasted, and fried chicken can be prepared and seasoned a lot more easily relative to some other kinds of protein.

Chicken leftovers can be used to make sandwiches, soup, stir fry, tacos, and more.


The cost of a pound of bananas has risen, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Still, the average price for a pound of bananas is about $0.60 per pound.

Bananas are very nutrient-rich in antioxidants, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and manganese.

Bananas are extremely perishable, so if you buy a bunch, you should be creative in how to make them last. You can make banana pudding, cake, muffins, pancakes, and smoothies.


You can buy a pound of potatoes for less than $0.80 a pound at any local supermarket.

If you clean it and don’t mind eating the skin, then potatoes can offer you more nutrition value via vitamin C and potassium than bananas.

Experiment with potatoes by making dishes like potatoes au gratin, pancakes, Shepard’s Pie, and hash browns.